Wolfgang A. Münchow is counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. Wolfgang’s focus includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, real estate, finance and general corporate matters.

Wolfgang speaks German and English.


  • Buschhüter / Striegel “Internationale Rechnungslegung - IFRS” Kommentar, 2011, co-author
  • Striegel / Wiesbrock / Jesch “Kapitalbeteiligungsrecht” Kommentar zum Private Equity-Recht: WKBG, UBGG, Risikobegrenzungsgesetz, Nebengesetze und AIFM-Richtlinie, 2010, co-author
  • Jesch / Schilder / Striegel “Rechtshandbuch Immobilien-Investitionen”, 2009, co-author
  • Münchow / Striegel / Jesch “Management Buy-Out”, 2008, co-author
  • Striegel “REITG – Gesetz über deutsche Immobilien-Aktiengesellschaften mit börsennotierten Anteilen mit weiterführenden Vorschriften” Kommentar, 2007, co-author

Wolfgang has advised on the following significant matters:

  • Wendel on the sale of Constantia Flexibles to One Rock Capital Partners
  • Metso Outotec on the sale of its global metal recycling business to Mimir Invest
  • SGT Capital on its acquisition of Utimaco Group from EQT Mid Market Europe
  • The shareholders of Signavio GmbH on the sale of Signavio GmbH to SAP
  • Globus SB-Warenhaus Holding on the take-over of 24 hypermarkets from Real
  • STARK Deutschland GmbH on its agreement to acquire Melle Gallhöfer, a leading German specialist dealer for roofs and facades, from private equity fund palero
  • StoneVest, Wulf Meinel and Bruce Jenyon on the formation of the IPE platform as well as IPE on the acquisition of the first two properties
  • Investa Holding GmbH on several real estate and infrastructure joint ventures
  • Indigo Invest on several real estate joint ventures
  • The shareholders of Busylamp GmbH on the sale of Busylamp to Onit., Inc.
  • Commercetools GmbH on several add-on acquisitions and structuring measures
  • CVC on the acquisition of Bosch's packaging technology business unit, one of the world’s leading suppliers of process and packaging technology
  • Insight Partners on its acquisition of a majority interest in commercetools GmbH
  • Hudson's Bay Company on the sale of its participation in the department store joint venture (Karstadt-Kaufhof) to SIGNA Retail GmbH and its participation in two real estate joint ventures to SIGNA Prime Selection AG
  • Hudson's Bay Company on the formation of a department store joint venture with SIGNA Retail GmbH, involving GALERIA Kaufhof, Karstadt, and others, and the formation of two real estate joint ventures with SIGNA Prime Selection AG
  • GoldenTree Asset Management as part of an investor-led consortium in the acquisition of German state bank HSH Nordbank for €1 billion
  • DataOnline on the acquisition of WIKON Kommunikationstechnik GmbH
  • Waterland Private Equity on the sale of Premium Exhibitions GmbH to Clarion Events
  • Riemser Pharma GmbH on the sale of its medical devices business (BiteAway and Herpotherm) to Dermapharm
  • Constantia Flexibles on the $1.3 billion sale of its labels business to Multi Color Corporation
  • GoldenTree Asset Management on the IPO of BAWAG
  • Ardian on the acquisition of SLV group
  • Hudson's Bay Company on its €2.82 billion acquisition of the GALERIA Kaufhof Group and the formation of the HBS Global Properties joint venture with Simon Properties Group and others
  • Rockwood Specialties Group on several corporate structuring measures
  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. on connection with its $6 billion merger with Albemarle Corporation
  • Acciona Energía on the €157 million sale of its German wind park operations to Swisspower
  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in connection with the $1.325 billion sale of its Titanium Dioxide, Color Pigments, Timber Treatment, Rubber/Thermoplastics Compounding and Water Chemistry businesses
  • 3i in connection with its investment in Global Transmission Testing Company GIF
  • Riemser Pharma GmbH on the sale of its Animal Health Division and its production facility located in Greifswald-Isle of Riems to IDT Biologika (Riems) GmbH & Co. KG
  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in connection with the $635 million sale of its rheology business to Altana Group
  • Ekkio Capital and l’Inventoriste on the acquisition of Sigma Inventuren und Bestandskontrollen GmbH
  • TA Associates on its investment in Onlineprinters GmbH
  • AXA Private Equity on its acquisition of Riemser Arzneimittel AG
  • Gigaset AG on its organizational realignment
  • Barlian Management Consulting GmbH on the sale of its minority share in BARTEC GmbH to Capvis
  • Sintex Industries on the acquisition and restructuring of Geiger technik
  • State of North-Rhine Westphalia on the disposal of its residential and development portfolio (“LEG NRW GmbH”) to Whitehall Funds
  • Argantis on the acquisition of a majority interest in W.I.S. Holding GmbH & Co. KG in a management buyout
  • The management team of Freudenberg Bausysteme KG on the management buyout by Capiton
  • PAI partners SAS on the $3.2 billion acquisition of the roofing division of Lafarge SAS
  • Fortress Investment Group on the €1.75 billion acquisition of residential company WOBA DRESDEN GMBH from the City of Dresden
  • Steadfast Capital Partners on the management buyout of Cetelon Group
  • Alpha group on the acquisition of fashion company TomTailor
  • Swisscom on the sale of Debitel AG to Permira*

* Wolfgang advised on these matters before joining Willkie.



Supreme Court of Dresden, Second State Exam, 1999 University of Dresden, First State Exam, 1996

Bar Admissions

Germany, 2000